Rahul Dravid made his Test debut on 20 June 1996 against England at Lord’s. In this match, he performed brilliantly for Team India. He played the best innings of 95 runs in the match off 267 balls. Dravid was just five runs away from the century. After this he made such a foothold in the Indian team that he came to be called the wall of the team.
Dravid played 164 Test matches in his career. During this, he scored 13288 runs at an average of 52.31, including 36 centuries and 63 half-centuries. Apart from this, he also scored a double century five times. Apart from Tests, he took to the field in 344 ODIs for India. In ODIs, Dravid scored 10889 runs at an average of 39.17 in which he has 12 centuries and 83 half-centuries. At the same time, he has landed in only one T20 International for Team India.
Apart from being a player, Dravid has also been a coach of the National Cricket Academy and junior team for a long time.
Along with Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly also made his debut in the Lord’s Test against England. Dravid, of course, missed out on a century but Ganguly played a blistering innings of 131 runs in 301 balls. Although after that he got a chance in the team for a few years but when he returned, he came out as the most successful captain of India.
Ganguly scored 7212 runs in 113 matches for India with an average of 42.18. During this, he scored 16 centuries and 35 half-centuries in this format, while a double century is also recorded in his name. Apart from Tests, he also played 311 ODIs for Team India, in which he has scored 11363 runs at an average of 40.73. He has scored 22 centuries and 72 half-centuries in this format.
Apart from a player, Ganguly has appeared in the role of coaching in the Indian Premier League. At the same time, to give a new direction and condition to Indian cricket, BCCI is working on the President.
Apart from Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid, former captain Virat Kohli also made his Test debut against West Indies on this day on June 20. Although the first Test match was nothing special for Virat Kohli and could score only 19 runs in both the innings, but after that he batted in this format, due to which he is considered as one of the best batsmen at present.
From debut till now, Virat Kohli has played 101 Test matches for India. During this, he has scored 8043 runs at an average of 49.96. During this, he has scored 27 centuries and 28 half-centuries. At the same time, 7 times he has achieved the feat of scoring a double century.
Apart from Tests, Kohli has also appeared in 260 ODIs and 97 T20 matches. In ODIs, he has scored 12311 runs at an average of 58.07. Kohli has scored 43 centuries and 64 half-centuries in this format. At the same time, he has 3296 runs in T20 in which he has an average of 51.5 and he has scored 30 half-centuries.
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